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New processors - any update?

Discussion in 'AV Pre-Amp/Processors & Power Amps' started by Reiner, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Reiner

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    Have been out of the loop for a while - is the Rotel RSP-1098 out?
    And what about the rumour about a Denon AV pre-amp based on the AVC-SR1?

    Any info, news or rumours appreciated. :)
     
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    1098 does appear to be out and about with various reports upon it, it looks nice anyhow! :D

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  3. Jase

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    Still waiting for the info on the Denon Pre/Power combo but it should be based on the successor to the A1SR which is due to appear late this year/early next year.

    Yamaha are releasing the DSP-Z9 but that's a big integrated amp with some nifty features. I know you like the Yamaha's Reiner! ;)
     
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    Blow me, Yamaha are finally THX spec'd
     
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    Yeah, I noticed the AZ9 was THX Ultra 2 rated. I had to do a double take when I read the news article. I'll be having pork wings for dinner next! It also has a auto setup routine microphone doodad too. Looks good.

    Reiner:
    What's wrong with the current crop of processors: TAG, Meridian et al?

    Russell
     
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    I think you have the wrong forum, mods please move :devil: :devil: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    And in the high end arena we have the dual procesor tag

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  8. Reiner

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    Nothing wrong with them me thinks, it's just that I expect the Rotel to be cheaper and I like that LCD screen on the front panel. :)
    Though of course I would want to listen to it first.

    Hm, hadn't heard about the AZ9 ... will do some investigation immediately though I think I will go the seperate route next time I upgrade ....
     
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    What about the new ATI processor? It has a fancy LCD screen too......

    The 1098 is getting perilously close to tag and co....... it needs to be gooooood! :D

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    If you fancy an LCD screen, how about a Parasound Halo C1?
     
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    Does anyone here actually need a built in LCD screen?

    Can anyone think of any reason why anyone would need such a screen?

    D.
     
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    DVD-Audio menu navigation, most likely.

    I guess also useful settings options on the processor- messing around with menus on Plasma could cause screenburn.

    Although personally if I really needed a screen I'll try and find a 3" B&W TV used in a caravans, or mod a portable handheld TV to display composite.
     
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    I can buy that.

    Bit of a stretch.

    Ditto.

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    does anyone need a tv that can display a half dozen channels split onto one screen!? Im sure some people would consider a color lcd display on their processor something they just 'must' have. Then there will be other who look upon it as a fancy gadget (such as myself). I suspect the biggest need is that they will make a machine look cool.

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    At the end of the day, none of us exactly NEED our home cinema and hifi stuff at all, let alone any fancy LCD screens!
     
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    How dare such a statement be made! i demand action be taken, maybe eviljohn2 should be made to downgrade to a 14" tv and a sony davs500 system:devil:
    (sorry to all sony davs xxxx owners, no offence meant by this:clown: )
     
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    Case proven m'lud, guilty as charged, take the accused away and force him to watch QVC for a month :devil:
     
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    Isn't that classed as cruel and unusual punishment?

    D.
     
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    I'm from the hang 'n flog em brigade for offences like heresy and treason, which the accused has commited :laugh:
     
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    Listening to a Sony DAV unit is punishment enough!
     
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    Ok, I admit it: I don't NEED the LCD screen but it does look cool - IMHO.
    I could think of a few ways to use it but it's not mandatory. The main interest comes from the price, considering that I want to partner it with Rotel amps when the time comes.
    Sure, a Tag-Bryston combo might outperform it but it's also much more expensive.

    Haven't found anything on the Yamaha - does it really exist? Any pointers welcome.
     
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    Thanks for the link!
     

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